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Pop-A-Lock attends training session at Allegion corporate office today in Mississauga

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Pop-A-Lock was part of a full class of locksmiths and access control technicians today at Allegion's corporate office in Port Credit.  Hosting the training today was Jeff Tock from Allegion US.  Jeff is an expert in a variety of areas with today's class and instruction focusing on Mechanical and Electrified exit devices.  Life safety and exit hardware go hand in hand.  Today, most facilities use some form or electrified exit hardware for access control, security and accessibility.  Topics included:
-Exit device terminology and Von Duprin nomenclature
-Essential components of an exit device
-Outside trim options
-Popular electrified exit devices
-Conversions and field adjustments
-Servicing tips
 
Completing this course will help our company and teams to explain the difference between panic hardware and fire exit hardware, differentiate between the four types of exit devices, locate online resources, templates and training videos and give recommendations on exit device and trim needs.
 
in attendance was Tyler Fillier from Pop-A-Lock Hamilton.  He can be seen in our recognizable orange uniforms.
 
Jeff shared a story at the beginning of the lecture on the birth of exit devices.  In December 1903, at the Iroquois theatre in Chicago 602 people lost their lives in a tragic fire.  A book has been written call Tinder Box.  Exit doors had been locked to prevent gatecrashers and other doors had mirrors placed on them to hide them from within.  Coincidently, Carl Prinzler was to attend the show but due to a business conflict did not attend.  He woke up the next morning to hear the news   Von Duprin was created by a combination of Vonnegut, DuPont and Prinzler.  In 1908 the first "panic bar" was released by Von Duprin.
 
Why do we use exit devices ?
 
Exit devices make it easy to get out of a building
Exit devices are required by code in the path of egress
Exit devices increase safety, even when codes don't require them
Exit devices provide functional advantages
 
In the class, Jeff illustrated examples of companies, schools, businesses that have improper exit devices installed and then use chains, locks or other barriers to prevent access in but restrict any exit during an emergency, leading to tragedies like above.
 
More to share tomorrow.
 
At Pop-A-Lock, our talented team of locksmiths are here to offer information and recommendations for your building needs and requirements.